Advantage Solutions Director Center of Excellence in Kansas City, Missouri

Summary

Director Center of Excellence

The Director COE is responsible for defining and executing the deliverables and dashboards that relate to client scorecarding, tradefund system management, data reporting and analytics. Identify and translate market opportunities into actionable recommendations to achieve individual, team and company revenue profit targets. This role will support the Sales Team to maximize value to clients.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The Director COE is responsible for defining and executing the deliverables and dashboards that relate to client scorecarding, tradefund system management, data reporting and analytics. Identify and translate market opportunities into actionable recommendations to achieve individual, team and company revenue profit targets. This role will support the Sales Team to maximize value to clients.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Data Solutions

• Manages, and enforces policy, procedures, and controls around client scorecarding, tradefund system management, data reporting and analytics.

• Eliminate work-stream duplication

• Leverages functional expertise to improve product quality

• Allows for “best practice "sharing and drives consistency

• Establishes a platform to integrate new work

Project Management

• Interact with Sales and COE teams to review areas of opportunity to apply team resources

• Assist on-site resources with supporting retailers assortment and planogram review processes

• Maintain project schedule and track time spent on projects

Development and Maintenance

• Identify important projects that can assist clients or customers and assume responsibility for completion of those projects

Business Development

• Seek out revenue opportunities, build presentation to pitch opportunity and close billable opportunities

• Manage relationships with existing clients and customers to maintain existing revenue stream and facilitate new opportunities

Associate Development

• Provides leadership and guidance to client scorecarding, tradefund system management, data reporting and analytics.

• Oversees the design and execution of Advantage and partner led training platforms and programs to develop the analytical capabilities of associates

• Provides training and support to COE Team

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

  • Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

  • May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job.

  • Travel up to 15%

Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Degree Program/Major (e.g. Marketing, Business Administration or related field)

8+ Years of experience in Click here to enter text.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Team Building Skills

Demonstrated Ability to Provide Cross-Functional Leadership

Ability to Develop Strategic Plans to Grow Business

Research & Analysing Skills

Decision Making Skills

Supervising Skills, to include Delegating Responsibility, Training, & Evaluating Performance

Excellent Written & Verbal Communication Skills

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Work is performed primarily in an office environment.

Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance. All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

Primary Posting Location : City Irvine

Primary Posting Location : State/Province CA

Postal Code 10001

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2018-173929

Position Type Full Time

Category Client Services/Account Management